05RS SB113


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SB 113 (BR 1206) - A. Kerr

     AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance.
     Amend KRS 341.540, relating to successor employers' unemployment insurance rates, to add definitions for "substantially common" or "substantially the same," "trade" or "business," "knowingly," and "violates" or "attempts to violate"; clarify that if an employer transfers its trade or business to another employing unit and both are under substantially common ownership, management, or control, then the unemployment experience attributable to the transferred trade or business shall also be transferred to the employer to whom the trade or business is transferred; provide for assignment of highest contribution rate for an employing unit that knowingly violates or attempts to violate the successor provision; amend KRS 341.990 to establish a civil fine of not less than $5,000 for violations; direct that proceeds on penalties collected be deposited in the unemployment compensation administration account.


     SCS - Retain provisions of original bill and amend to provide additional penalties for persons who knowingly violate provisions on procedures and rates for successor employees.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 4-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2005
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-received in House
     Feb 14-to Labor and Industry (H); posting waived
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2005
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 94-0
     Feb 23-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 2-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 12)

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